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Should be able to tell by personalities? Each one will be different.
I’m trying but I think we may have messed up last time and took the wrong bird. the 2 youngest are basically twins personality wise. The only one that’s significantly different personality is roadrunner, the littlest hen.
 

007Sean

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Thought I'd post some pics of a hen that has lost her ovaries. With her last molt, she's taken on some male characteristics, as far as plumage color change...thin barred tail feathers and the white ring around her neck and green feathers on her head. She's 9 years old and layed fertile eggs last season. Only the second hen I have ever raised to have this happen.

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Normal hen, same age, same pen
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007Sean

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Will the male become aggressive towards her with her new plumage? Or will he continue to court her?
Not sure, time will tell.
I have a trio of melanistic hens that have peritonitis, they haven't layed an egg in 6 years and the cock bird doesn't even try to mate with them!
 
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